LG Electronics, Amazon accused of negligence after battery allegedly exploded

By Louie Torres | Apr 16, 2018

A man is suing LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and negligence.

CHICAGO —  A man is suing LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. for alleged design defect, liability and negligence.

John Buonavolanto Jr. filed a complaint on March 14 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants failed to manufacture or distribute lithium batteries safe for use in a vaping device the plantiff used.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he was severely injured in June when one of the defendants' products allegedly exploded. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to make sure that their product would not overheat and explode.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendants in amount that exceeds $50,000. He is represented by Richard L. Pullano and Matthew T. Siporin of Pullano Law Offices in Chicago.


Richard Pullano   Pullano Law Offices

Cook County Circuit Court case number 2018L002706

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